Administrators’ Institute

Save the date 2025

22nd Annual Administrators' Institute

Raleigh (Cary), North Carolina

Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham
Research Triangle in Raleigh (Cary), NC

February 5 - 7, 2024

What to Expect:

The highly successful NACADA Administrators' Institute provides strategies to enhance leadership skills and to manage an academic advising program on your campus! The Institute will utilize learning community groups facilitated by Institute faculty who are experienced advising administrators and leaders in the field. You will be asked to select your track when you register for the event to ensure we place you in the correct Work Group.

Offering two tracks:

Track A

Select Track A if you have responsibility and authority for advising centers or offices:

  • Advising Coordinators
  • Lead Advisors
  • Advising Directors
  • Associate/Assistant Deans
  • Faculty Advising Coordinators

Track B

Select Track B if you have campus-wide responsibility and authority of academic advising institutional wide:

  • Provosts
  • Associate/Assistant Provosts for Undergraduate Studies
  • VPs for Student Affairs / VPs for Enrollment Management
  • Directors of Deans of University Colleges
  • Directors of Institutional Academic Advising

2024 Tentative Schedule

Session Abstracts and Outcomes

Administrators’ Institute

February 4 - Feb. 7, 2024

Sunday Feb. 4
Monday Feb. 5
Tuesday Feb. 6
Wednesday Feb. 7
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast

Breakfast is provided at the Hotel's Breakfast buffet in the hotel atrium

For those attending the Institute but not staying at the hotel, Breakfast vouchers will be provided to you.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Coffee: Welcome & Meet the Faculty
NACADA name badge required
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Plenary 1: Embracing the Role of Advising Administration and Student Success
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Beverage Break
NACADA name badge required
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Track A & Track B Work Group Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
NACADA name badge required
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Choose from the following:

  • Learning and Growing as a Leader: Skills and Strategies for a New Era in Higher Education
  • Creating a Learning-Centered Advising Curriculum
  • Moving Beyond the Pursuit of Happiness: Being Content, Engaged, and Driven in a World of Change
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Beverage Break
NACADA name badge requred
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Choose from the following:

  • The Context of Our Work: An Examination of Advising Models and Organizational Structures
  • Performance Management in a Flexible Work Environment
  • Assessment 101: How to ensure Students are Learning What You Think You're Teaching Them
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Track A & Track B Work Group Sessions
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Reception

The Networking Reception will take place at the Hotel's nightly reception in an area designated for NACADA attendees.

For those attending the Institute but not staying at the hotel, a Reception voucher will be provided to you.

NACADA name badge required
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast

Breakfast is provided at the Hotel's Breakfast buffet in the hotel atrium.

For those attending the Institute but not staying at the hotel, Breakfast vouchers will be provided.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Plenary 2: Tales for Advising Administration: What We Wish We Had Known
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Beverage Break
NACADA Name Badge Required
10:45 PM - 11:45 PM
Track A & Track B Work Group Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
NACADA Name Badge Required
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Choose from the following:

  • Mission Possible: Creating and Sustaining Engaging Advisory Training and Development Programs
  • Student Success: Telling the Story of Enrollment and Technology with Data
  • Research that Matter in Advising Initiative and Outcomes
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Beverage Break
NACADA Name Badge Required
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Plenary 3: Leading Advising Administration to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Consultation Sessions and Independent Work Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast

Breakfast is provided at the Hotel's Breakfast buffet in the hotel atrium.

For those attending the Institute but not staying at the hotel, Breakfast vouchers will be provided.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions

Choose from the following:

  • Shaping the Future: A Discussion About Academic Advising
  • Avoiding Quiet Quitting: Creating an Environment to Retain and Engage Employees
  • Making the Case for Resources Bases on Student Advising Experiences
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Beverage Break
NACADA Name Badge Required
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Track A & Track B Work Group Sessions
  • Michael
    Michael "Brody" Broshears Institute Faculty Illinois State University
  • Karen Hauschild
    Karen Hauschild Institute Faculty College of Charleston
  • Stephanie Kraft-Terry
    Stephanie Kraft-Terry Institute Faculty, co-Chair University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • Gregory Mason
    Gregory Mason Institute Faculty Penn State University
  • Kim Smith
    Kim Smith Institute Faculty Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Kevin Thomas
    Kevin Thomas Institute Faculty, co-Chair University of Central Arkansas
  • John Vasquez
    John Vasquez Institute Faculty Arapahoe Community College
  • Tara Warden
    Tara Warden Institute Faculty University of Cincinnati
  • Dana Zahorik
    Dana Zahorik Institute Faculty Fox Valley Technical College
  • Jennifer Rush
    Jennifer Rush Assistant Director - Institutes NACADA Contract with questions